How to Survive Life in a Triple Dorm

This fall will be my first semester in college and I’ll be living in a triple dorm with two roommates. But unlike most college freshmen, I’ve had a triple my whole life. I’ve always had to share a room with my two sisters.

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Fatima Alleyne: From PTA Mom to Board of Education Trustee

After years of volunteering at her kids’ school, Fatima Alleyne ran a grassroots campaign and was elected as trustee for the Contra Costa County Board of Education. The Richmond resident and mother of four told the Richmond Pulse how she got involved in schools and gave some tips for other parents who want to advocate for their kids.

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How the Teacher Shortage Affects Richmond Students

Seventy-five percent of California’s schools are facing a teacher shortage, according to Desiree Carver-Thomas, research and policy associate at Learning Policy Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Palo Alto. This is due to a “leaky bucket,” she said, in which there are more teachers leaving the profession than there are coming in.

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